Motorola Solutions Acquires Pelco

Motorola Solutions Acquires Global Video Security Solutions Provider Pelco for $110M in Cash, Continuing Investment in Video Security & Analytics

CHICAGO – Aug. 3, 2020 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Pelco, Inc., a global provider of video security solutions based in Fresno, California. For the official Press Release, please click here.

Pelco Inc, USA Adds Supertron VAD as Strategic India and SAARC Distributor

June 19, 2020, Headquartered in Kolkata, Supertron Electronics Pvt Ltd is one of the largest premium IT distributer in India taking the lead among others to make it an organized and mature ecosystem and moving for strategic collaboration & technology value added distribution space. Supertron formed a value-added distribution (VAD) venture in July 2019 and has announced a Distribution agreement with Pelco Inc. for the India & SARRC regions. Adopting a consultative approach, focused on developing future-ready technology solutions drawing upon its knowledge and portfolio of audio, video, voice, data, networking and application protection and management offerings. Supertron VAD will stand synonymous to its brand building strategy and will help in making an informed decision in solution positioning through its holistic eco-system approach & robust GTM strategy.

Pelco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of video security technologies, including video surveillance cameras, video management and recording systems, security software, and aligned services. At Pelco, it is our mission to make the world a safer place through the delivery of distinctive video solutions.
Supertron VAD has a dedicated sales team & solutions consultant with deep knowledge of products, services, and markets, are always thriving for growth, and strongly believe in long-term strategic partnership as an extended arm with OEM. Supertron – VAD team leverages its vast capabilities of account management, partner management, presales, training, structuring large bidding deal for partners and geographic reach.

Debraj Dam, Chief of Supertron VAD “We are extremely excited to be able to make Pelco’s surveillance solutions available to our System Integrator. Our integrators are continuously looking for cyber safe Security surveillance solutions to offer their customers and with Pelco’s comprehensive range of products, we will be able to empower them to better their customer’s experience.” “Pelco’s quality and driving innovation is fundamentally reshaping how we think about surveillance and security and we’re excited to offer the Indian and SAARC System integrator and EPC community to access all of its groundbreaking solutions. In past 45 days, jointly we have supported more then 600+ partners under our Upskill training initiative during Lockdown period. Most of our SI partners are excited to work closely with us for future-ready technology innovative solutions like Pelco in surveillance.”
Speaking on this partnership Mr. V.K. Bhandari, Chairman and Managing Director comments “Focus on system sales and serving the system integrators in the mid and high end markets aligns extremely well with Pelco’s value proposition, making our partnership a great fit! We are confident Pelco’s end-to-end surveillance product portfolio will provide Supertron VAD a best in class IP video solution for its partners and customers. We always believe in bridging between technology and end user through our SI partners and thrilled to be working with Pelco on this exciting opportunity”.

Saranbir Baweja, Country Manager India Pelco, “We are extremely thrilled to be partnering with Supertron. With this partnership, we’d be able to leverage Supertron’s extensive presence, a robust partner network and their end to end consultative approach to fuel the next level growth for Pelco in India. Together, we look forward to further strengthen our reach in the unexplored territories in India

About Supertron Electronics – VAD
Established in 1993, Supertron Electronics Pvt Ltd [SEPL], is one of the premium IT distributors With an ISO 9001:2008 Quality certification in India. Supertron ventured into technology Value Added Distribution Venture [SEPL-VAD], in July 2019 with a prime focus in Unified Communication, AVS (Audio, Video and Surveillance) and DCS (Data Centre and Storage) domain. We are focusing on a consultative approach to understand and work together with System Integrator as well as their Customer by providing unique solutions based on future technology deployment of Audio, Visual, Video, Data, Software define Application, IoT and its management offerings. Supertron VAD has a strong foothold in the entire pan India region with a professional team under the visionary leadership of Supertron Founder Mr V.K. Bhandari. The company has an India presence with 36 branch offices and warehouses and 19 satellite offices across 37 states and UTs covering 712 districts with 650 plus employees and a strong network of 27 service locations.

About Pelco, Inc.
Pelco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of predictive video security solutions, including video surveillance cameras, video management and recording systems, security software, and aligned services. For more than 63 years, Pelco’s foundation has been built on developing close relationships with our customers and partners. Service has always been a part of our culture, and we continue to position ourselves as a trusted source for customer-centric leadership across the security industry. From in-person technical support, to the comprehensive training available as part of the Pelco Learning Center, to the advanced capabilities that Pelco’s professional services offer, to the customization of software and hardware to meet end user needs — Pelco makes it easy, fast, and convenient to achieve the highest level of support and services.

Pelco Corona Virus Statement

March 16, 2020

To our valued customers, partners and suppliers,

As the level of concern surrounding the coronavirus increases around the world, Pelco has closely followed its effects across our organization. The health and well-being of our people, customers, partners, and suppliers are our top priority. As we continue to monitor the situation related to the spread of coronavirus and the global response, we want to take a moment to
explain how the Pelco team is handling business during this challenging time.

Customers
First of all, our commitment to you is as strong as ever. We understand the faith and trust that you put in us to deliver the quality products and support you’ve come to rely on. At the center of all this is our dedication to honoring that relationship.

People
Every precautionary measure is being taken to safeguard our people against this health threat. As of March 16, 2020, we will allow our employees to voluntarily work from home. For the next few weeks, we will have telephone support on-site with limited hours. We strongly recommend emailing your sales rep or customer service agent as the fastest and most direct method of communication.

Partners
As a result of the worldwide shift to more remote work and mandatory quarantines, networks and home internet connections may become strained. This has the potential to make communications more difficult. We want to ask for patience as we work through any of these issues that may arise.

Suppliers
While Pelco does not manufacture its cameras in China, like many technology companies, various components are supplied from China. Pelco’s operations teams and our partners have been diligent in ensuring the best possible outcomes by monitoring the supply chain from every angle, sourcing new materials from non-impacted locations, monitoring product levels and working with existing suppliers.

At Pelco, we’re committed to the people we serve and we’re dedicated to providing a safe environment for our employees, as well as the best possible service to our customers, partners and suppliers. We’ll continue to provide you with updates as they’re available.

Thank you for your patience during this time.
Sincerely,
Kurt Takahashi
CEO
Pelco, Inc.

Pelco at Intersec 2020

FRESNO, Calif. (January 16, 2020) – Pelco, Inc., a global leader in intelligent video surveillance solutions, is attending Intersec 2020 (booth #SUA26) in Dubai on Jan. 19-21 to showcase a number of new products, solutions and services.

Intersec will offer an opportunity for Pelco leaders to demonstrate the latest upgrades to the popular Sarix and Spectra video camera lines as well as its industry-leading Video Management System, VideoXpert, to end-users, integrator partners, and the media.

Here are a few of the key innovations that will be on display:

Sarix Professional Series 3 Fixed IP Cameras (launched): Available in mini-dome, bullet, box and wedge configurations, the latest Sarix cameras offer a variety of exclusive features for customers that need high-definition video in low or no-light conditions as well as protection against vandalism and extreme temperatures.

The Spectra 7 PTZ IP Camera (soon to be launched): The latest iteration of Pelco’s line of PTZ IP cameras can capture up to 30 images per second at 4k resolution. It boasts true wide dynamic range, advanced low-light performance, anti-bloom technology and comes with significantly reduced storage requirements due to advanced compression capabilities.

VideoXpert v 3.7 (launched): The most recent update of Pelco’s world-renowned Video Management System, VX v 3.7 includes valuable new features, such as high frame rate playback, SMS notifications for alarms, recording schedules that can be triggered by any event, and new architecture that allows you to connect to the VxOpsCenter from a different network.

Pelco’s solutions, services and products address the distinct needs of clients in a variety of sectors, including education, health care, hospitality, airports, city surveillance, and energy. Pelco provides end-to-end solutions that include Pelco cameras, customized firmware and company-designed VMS software. Pelco also offers professional services, either on-site or remotely, to quickly set up systems with the latest software and customized configurations to address each customer’s unique needs.

Visitors stopping by the Pelco booth will also get a sneak preview of thermal cameras with unmatched resolution that are planned to hit the market later this year.

A number of company leaders will be attending to meet with integrator partners, end users, media and other guests with an interest in the future of security technology.

Those available include:
● Brian McClain, President and COO
● Brandon Reich, VP Product Strategy
● Stuart Rawling, VP Market Strategy
● Philippe Roux, VP Global Sales

Rawling will be giving a presentation Tuesday at noon at the Intersec Arena on how modern video surveillance solutions are transforming security at shopping malls and other major retail centers.

“The past year has brought major changes for Pelco,” said CEO Kurt Takahashi. “The company has updated its roadmap and our team is both motivated and equipped to turn our steep ambitions for future growth into reality. We’re excited to explore and develop new products as well as to continue to enhance those that have already established us as the world’s premier provider of surveillance technology. I would strongly encourage anybody interested in meeting the new Pelco to swing by our booth at Intersec.”

For more information about how Pelco is meeting today's security and surveillance challenges, visit www.securityinsights.pelco.com or follow Pelco on Twitter (@PelcoVideo).

About Pelco, Inc.
Pelco is a global leader in the design and development of video surveillance solutions including video management and analytics software, infrastructure, cameras, and related services. From Pelco's VideoXpert video management platform to their industry leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems that make the world safer.

Pelco Announces New CEO

FRESNO, Calif. (October 15, 2019) – Pelco, Inc., a global leader in intelligent video solutions, today announced the appointment of Kurt Takahashi as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2019. Previously, Takahashi held the position of President of AMAG Technology, a global end-to-end security management platform. At AMAG, his innovative leadership transformed the company from being an access control focused business into an open, innovative security management solution specializing in access control, video surveillance, visitor management, identity management, incident and case management, and a fully integrated command and control software suite.

Prior to AMAG, Takahashi was the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Quantum Secure where he led sales, business development, and marketing to drive global pipeline and top-line revenue growth.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Pelco than Kurt Takahashi,” said Russ Roenick, Pelco’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner of Transom Capital. “Mr. Takahashi is a proven leader with deep connections to Pelco and the industry. With over 20 years in the physical security sector, his reputation with customers, dealers, consultants, and technology partners is invaluable. We know Kurt’s business and technology vision, executive experience, and ability to bring people together to achieve success will propel Pelco into a leading position in the security industry.”

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Pelco. We have a strong brand with talented and motivated people. I’m looking forward to accelerating our ability to deliver innovative, distinctive video solutions and world-class experiences back to our customers,” said Mr. Takahashi.

About Pelco, Inc.
Pelco is a global leader in the design and development of video surveillance solutions including video management and analytics software, infrastructure, cameras, and services. From Pelco’s VideoXpert video management platform to their industry-leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems that make the world safer.

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Pelco Introduces Sarix Professional Series 3 Fixed IP Cameras

FRESNO, Calif. (August 19, 2019) – Pelco, Inc., a global leader in intelligent video surveillance solutions, has released the Sarix Professional (Pro) Series 3 Fixed IP cameras. Offered in minidome, bullet, box, and wedge configurations, these IP cameras deliver a balanced set of features and performance at affordable price points that allow for deployment across a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, including low light and wide dynamic range capabilities with options of 1MP, 2MP, 3MP, and 5MP resolutions.

Sarix Pro 3 cameras are ideal for industries such as Commercial, Government, Healthcare, and Education that demand a robust set of features, superior performance, and image clarity in an easily installed and maintained camera system.

“The Sarix Pro 3 IP Camera Series solves real security video challenges in a broad range of industries by providing more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and wide dynamic range performance,” said Kevin Saldanha, Principal Product Manager. “In Healthcare and Education verticals, where vandalism and bi-directional audio communication is required, this camera series has models with IK10 vandal resistance and built-in microphones that can meet those requirements seamlessly. For Commercial industry-related needs that require several hundreds to thousands of high-resolution cameras with 24/7 monitoring on a
limited budget, the Sarix Pro 3 Series delivers cost-savings with less bandwidth and storage requirements supported by h.265 video encoding and Pelco Smart Compression,” he concluded.

Only the Sarix Pro 3 IP Camera Series Offer These Key Features:

  • Clear Detail in Low Light Conditions with:
    • Up to 120dB True Wide Dynamic Range: These cameras can bring out detail in both very bright and dark areas to maximize visibility and are especially useful in environments that have both dark and light areas in one scene, such as entrances.
    • Adaptive IR Illumination (Up to 50m for dome cameras and up to 80m for bullet cameras): With capabilities that produce detailed images in zero light, the adaptive IR Illuminator avoids overexposure that can hinder detection as objects approach the camera.
  • One camera can provide wide, yet detailed coverage with resolutions up to 5MP at 30 FPS. This level of clarity allows customers to view license plate numbers and faces.
  • Capture fast moving objects in Traffic, Gaming, Banking, and Commercial industries: 5MP camera models can stream 60 FPS for up to 4MP resolution.
  • Conserve/minimize bandwidth and storage costs via h.265, the highest video compression standard, and Pelco Smart Compression technology.
  • Flexible recording and viewing of video with three streams and optimized streams to save on costs. All three independent streams are configurable with video encoding (H.265/H.264/MJEPG), resolution, and frame rate.
  • Enhanced detection and faster response ability by way of bi-directional audio with audio line-in and line-out. A built-in microphone is also included in the indoor dome camera.
  • Flexible deployment in challenging environments with IK10, IP66, and IP67 ratings and a wide operating temperature. The cameras’ housings are built using metal construction and select camera models are ideal for areas prone to tampering and vandalism, like correctional facilities, hospitals, and schools. IP66 and IP67-rated models are available for water and dust protection, while environmental models can operate in extreme temperature environments (between –40° to 60°C).
  • Faster, easier, and lower-cost installation with a single-wire PoE connection. 24VAC and 12VDC power options are also available for flexibility in installation.
  • Integrated and industry standard compliant. These cameras work with VideoXpert on both H.264/H.265 and with Endura and Digital Sentry along with VxToolbox. They are also ONVIF Profile S, G, Q, and T compliant and work with well with third-party video management systems that conform to these ONVIF Profiles.

Sarix Pro Series 3 cameras are available to be ordered now. Dome and bullet models ship in August, box cameras ship in September, and wedge models ship in October.

Pelco Announces New President

FRESNO, CA, July 29, 2019—PELCO Inc. today announced that Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO, will be leaving the organization, effective immediately. As part of this change, Brian McClain, COO, will take the role of President, leading the recently independent company while the search for a new CEO is finalized. Transom Capital Group acquired the Company in May 2019. McClain stated, “Jean-Marc served as a critical member of the Pelco team in the recent sale and resulting ownership transition. I want to thank him for his passion and service to Pelco and wish him the very best for the future”.

Transom Capital Group has ambitious plans for Pelco Inc., including leveraging a bold vision to meet the growing demand for solutions-focused products and services across specific market segments.

“Pelco commands a powerful brand in a growing industry and maintains a deep bench of amazingly talented employees. Transom Capital Group recognized these factors in its decision to purchase the company, and they will serve as our foundation in becoming the leading solution provider in the industry,” McClain explained.

Also announced was the promotion of existing Pelco employees Brooke Christopher to Head of Marketing Communications and Branding, and Stuart Rawling to Vice President of Marketing Strategy.

“We congratulate Brooke and Stuart on their new roles and look forward to their continued leadership in the company,” McClain added.

About Transom Capital Group
Transom (www.transomcap.com) is a leading operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm’s functional pattern recognition, access to capital, and proven ARMOR Value Creation Process combines with management’s industry expertise to create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, cultural transformation, and overall distinctive outcomes. Transom is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About Pelco, Inc.
Pelco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of predictive video security solutions including cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services. From its VideoXpert video management platform to its industry-leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems that make the world a safer place.

Transom Capital Group Acquires Pelco, Inc.

FRESNO, Calif.May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Transom Capital Group (Transom), a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, today announced it has acquired Pelco, Inc. (Pelco), a top provider of video surveillance solutions, from Schneider Electric.

Pelco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of predictive video security solutions including cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services.  Pelco’s personal engagement with customers, resellers and technology partners drives the development and deployment of surveillance and security solutions with meaningful innovation.

Russ Roenick, Managing Partner at Transom Capital Group, said, “As most security industry experts know, Pelco is one of the pioneers of the video surveillance space.  The journey toward creating the next great breakthroughs in video security begins today through our investment in Pelco.  We have conviction that the work done over the past several years to transform the Company into a digitally-savvy security leader with innovative hardware, software, and service solutions is nearly complete.  We are excited to partner with management to grow the business for many years to come.”

Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO, Pelco, Inc., “As we surveyed the landscape of potential partners, our primary goal was to commit with a company who appreciated Pelco’s legacy, as well as supported our current business strategy and growth plan. Transom strongly believes in our unique value proposition to be an end-to-end solutions provider, and has encouraged us to continue doing what we do best!  We are excited to work with Transom, and to develop new and innovative solutions to best serve our business partners.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Transom was represented by Latham & Watkins as M&A counsel and Perkins Coie as debt finance counsel on this transaction.  Wells Fargo provided the debt financing for the transaction.  R.W. Baird served as financial advisor to Pelco on this transaction.

About Transom Capital Group

Transom (www.transomcap.com) is a leading operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm’s functional pattern recognition, access to capital, and proven ARMOR Value Creation Process combined with management’s industry expertise to create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, cultural transformation and overall distinctive outcomes. Transom is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About Pelco, Inc.

Pelco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of predictive video security solutions including cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services.  From its VideoXpert video management platform to its industry-leading selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems that make the world a safer place.